Common unfoldings of polyominoes and polycubes

Greg Aloupis, Prosenjit K. Bose, Sébastien Collette, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Karim Douïeb, Vida Dujmović, John Iacono, Stefan Langerman, Pat Morin

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    Abstract

    This paper studies common unfoldings of various classes of polycubes, as well as a new type of unfolding of polyominoes. Previously, Knuth and Miller found a common unfolding of all tree-like tetracubes. By contrast, we show here that all 23 tree-like pentacubes have no such common unfolding, although 22 of them have a common unfolding. On the positive side, we show that there is an unfolding common to all "non-spiraling" k-ominoes, a result that extends to planar non-spiraling k-cubes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationComputational Geometry, Graphs and Applications - 9th International Conference, CGGA 2010, Revised Selected Papers
    Pages44-54
    Number of pages11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 21 2011
    Event9th International Conference on Computational Geometry, Graphs and Applications, CGGA 2010 - Dalian, China
    Duration: Nov 3 2010Nov 6 2010

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume7033 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other9th International Conference on Computational Geometry, Graphs and Applications, CGGA 2010
    CountryChina
    CityDalian
    Period11/3/1011/6/10

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Aloupis, G., Bose, P. K., Collette, S., Demaine, E. D., Demaine, M. L., Douïeb, K., Dujmović, V., Iacono, J., Langerman, S., & Morin, P. (2011). Common unfoldings of polyominoes and polycubes. In Computational Geometry, Graphs and Applications - 9th International Conference, CGGA 2010, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 44-54). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7033 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24983-9_5